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What the Nation is saying about the Pimlico Special...

The Maryland Racing Commission approved the 2014 Pimlico Race Course spring stakes schedule at its monthly meeting this afternoon. The headline event of the 10-week meeting is the 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness® Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of horse racing’s famed Triple Crown, on May ...Read More
What can I say, I love Thoroughbred horse racing. And the primary reason I love this sport so much, is the greatest athletes in the world that are more than willing to give us their all one race after another. One such horse is Last Gunfighter, and here are half a dozen reasons why I've become so fo...Read More
Last Gunfighter used a powerful stretch run to blow right on by the alone on the lead, Eighttofasttocatch, to win the Grade 3 Pimlico Special by an ever-widening 4 ¼ lengths. Read More
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  • zxswordxz · Where did I make it public? Everything point to zXSwordXz except in my HRN profile where I input my correct name since I have nothing to hide. · 332 days ago ·
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  • BrianZipse · The Suburban will be next for Last Gunfighter. · 329 days ago ·
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When the field for Friday's $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) appeared to come up short, trainer Doug O'Neill considered two options: to enter both Richard's Kid and Handsome Mike or place the latter in a different spot.Read More
A Grade 1 winner on three continents, Horse of the Year in two nations, Triple Crown champion, and a winner of the two richest dirt races in the world, you better believe that Invasor is headed to Racing's Hall of Fame.Read More
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  • Buckpasser · Congratulations Haras Santa Ines on Invasor's induction into the HOF. A well deserved honor I might add. · 409 days ago ·
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  • AnnaK · Wonderful that he's getting this recognition, a true racehorse. · 409 days ago ·
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Join Gary Quill as he counts down the best of Maryland in 2012...Read More
Affirmed, ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., became the first horse to top $2 million in earnings after he won the Hollywood Gold Cup.Read More
I’ll Have Another was the unanimous number one selection in the three year-old poll, but in the poll for all divisions he was ranked in second behind Alternation. Read More
Let me get this out of the way right now … I’m not a big bettor. That probably will come as a surprise to many of you, as closely as I follow the sport, and as often as I write about it, but it’s true. I live, eat, and breathe thoroughbred horse racing, but wagering is only one part of the game I en...Read More
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  • AmbitiousD · Great job, Brian!! I'm glad you had such a great 2 days at Pimlico. I hope you can carry that on to the Belmont · 697 days ago ·
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  • rayjay · Nice handicapping, Brian. Good luck in NY! · 697 days ago ·
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Preakness week was more than just I'll Have Another - see the stars at Pimlico in this phot gallery!Read More
Alternation withstood a late charge by Nehro to eke out a victory in the 42nd running of the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) by a nose.Read More
Friday's Black-Eyed Susan undercard at Pimlico features a stellar edition of the Grade 3, $300,000 Pimlico Special Stakes as well as three sprint stakes in the lead-up to Saturday's 137th running of the Preakness Stakes. Read More
An off-again, on-again love affair between the Maryland Jockey Club and its signature race for the handicap division, the Pimlico Special, has played out just north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for a half century now. The latest rebirth of the 13⁄16-mile Special will take place in living color May 18...Read More
Time for us to realize that sending our top horses to Dubai to race on an unknown surface, thousands of miles away from their home, is no longer worth the money and prestige. Time for the connections of top horses to concentrate their efforts keeping their stars at their peak through a full and high...Read More
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  • TimSmith · What if it happened in the Goodwood> Would it be the same as winning the Belmont? · 742 days ago ·
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  • CraigBradshaw · considering the tapeta surface, the final time for this race on tapeta was very good. · 739 days ago ·
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Today’s racing card at Laurel is dedicated to lifetime maidens everywhere. No fewer than four (!) bottom-level maiden claimers — featuring three horses that have made more than 20 starts without a win and five others that have made at least 10 — may make this the worst Laurel card… Read More
The Pimlico Special will return in 2012 as part of an upgraded racing card the day before the Preakness. Read More
Tom Fool won the Pimlico Special by eight lengths, capping a perfect 4yo campaign with 10 stakes wins in as many starts.Read More
5/16/2003 BloodHorse Neil Howard may saddle a longshot Saturday in the Preakness (gr. I), but he sent out a favorite to win the $600,000 Pimlico Special (gr. I) Friday. Mineshaft and Robby Albarado won the Pimlico Special over Western Pride and longshot Judge's Case.Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

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View Details05/17/13Pim121 3/16 mD03+ MPimlico Special-G3Last GunfighterEighttofasttocatchRichard's Kid1:58.50
View DetailsView Video05/18/12Pim121 3/16 mD03+ MPimlico Special-G3AlternationNehroEndorsement1:57.60
View Details05/21/11Pim101 1/16 mD03+ MWilliam D. Schaefer Hcp.-G3ApartColizeoIcabad Crane1:43.70
View DetailsView Video05/15/10Pim81 1/16 mD03+ MWilliam D. Schaefer Hcp.-G3BlameNo AdvantageTimber Reserve1:43.40
View DetailsView Video05/16/08Pim101 3/16 mD04 MPimlico Special-G1Student CouncilGottcha GoldSir Whimsey1:54.87
View Details05/19/06Pim121 3/16 mD04+ MPimlico Special-G1InvasorWanderin BoyWest Virginia1:54.40
View Details05/20/05Pim111 3/16 mD04+ MPimlico Special-G1EddingtonPollard's VisionPresidentialaffair1:58.20
View Details05/16/03Pim111 3/16 mD04+ MPimlico Special-G1MineshaftWestern PrideJudge's Case1:56.16
View Details05/18/02Pim111 1/8 mD03+ MWilliam D. Schaefer Hcp.-G3TenpinsBowman's BandTactical Side1:50.20
View Details05/12/01Pim101 3/16 mD03+ MPimlico Special-G1IncludeAlbert The GreatPleasant Breeze1:55.61
View Details05/13/00Pim101 3/16 mD03+ MPimlico Special-G1Golden MissilePleasant BreezeLemon Drop Kid1:54.65
View Details05/08/99Pim91 3/16 mD03+ MPimlico Special-G1Real QuietFree HouseFred Bear Claw1:54.20
View Details05/16/98Pim71 1/8 mD03+ MWilliam D. Schaefer Hcp.AcceptableLittlebitlivelyTestafly1:48.76
View DetailsView Video05/13/95Pim101 3/16 mD04 MPimlico Special-G1CigarDevil His DueConcern1:53.60
View Details05/14/94Pim101 3/16 mD04 MPimlico Special-G1As IndicatedDevil His DueValley Crossing1:55.00
View DetailsView Video05/15/93Pim91 3/16 mD04 MPimlico Special-G1Devil His DueValley CrossingPistols And Roses1:55.40
View DetailsView Video05/09/92Pim101 3/16 mD04 MPimlico Special-G1Strike the GoldFly So FreeTwilight Agenda1:54.80
View DetailsView Video05/11/91Pim91 3/16 mD04 MPimlico Special-G1Farma WaySummer SquallJolie's Halo1:52.40
View DetailsView Video05/12/90Pim10 D04 MPimlico Special-G1Criminal TypeRuhlmannDe Roche1:53.00
View DetailsView Video05/13/89Pim9 D04 MPimlico Special-G1Blushing JohnProper RealityGranacus1:53.20
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